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Jean Esterbrook.



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I just love anything Estie-related! I await (im)patiently! ;)

God is seldom early, never late, and always on time.

~~Larry Brown

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Well, I'm back from Cornwall, and having spent quite a lot of time trying to inquire about the hamlet of Tremeddon, but to no avail, I'm afraid to say.We didn't manage to locate the Quaker burial ground at Halbathic [also quite close to Liskeard] but I had a dental appointment in Tavistock later in the afternoon, so unfortunately it will have to wait until I go back down to Cornwall for a second attempt.

Sorry about that!

Truffle Finder.[AKA Henry Simpole!]

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Well you get an "A" for your efforts. Maybe you'll come across it next time. And if I recall correctly it's spelled Tremeddan, not that it matters. :rolleyes:

God is seldom early, never late, and always on time.

~~Larry Brown

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I have a confession to make, [and I do feel very guilty about it] I told you a little while ago that I had 'dug out' a folder with all the letters and photographs that I had received from Jean before she died, well, whilst what I had told you was correct, I had only looked through about half of the sheets of papers and memorabilia, I've just gone through the whole lot, and right down the bottom of the pile was the pages of the Pen World article [in full, with her hand-written note to me on the bottom!

I feel that I must apologise to ANM, if I had been a little more patient I could have saved him a lot of trouble.

Truffle Finder.

P.S. Once I have been given a few more lessons on this machine that is a computer, and learnt how to 'scan and send,' perhaps I will be able to 'post' more information about this subject here!

 

But, if you had gone through everything beforehand, there's a good chance that ANM would not have dug out the article himself and posted it here for all of us to enjoy. That article is a great read, the sort of thing that makes you feel as though the writer were sitting next to you, alone, and telling you the story. I've already taken a couple of the lines to incorporate (with attribution) as signatures on my emails. Thanks for very much for having triggered all of this. I feel as though the value of my small collection of Esterbrook pens just went up a lot - and the value isn't in dollars.

 

Just my $.02,

Ron

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing & as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical." - Thomas Jefferson

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Truffle Finder

I will be going down once again to Cornwall in the first week of July, and I'm hoping to find the hamlet of Tremedden, and this time I am hoping that I will be able to capture the house [with a fairly descent camera] that the Esterbrooks occupied in England before they upped sticks to live in USA.

Whether we will find the Quaker burial ground or not remains to be seen!

I'll keep you 'posted'!

Truffle Finder. :thumbup:

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I will be going down once again to Cornwall in the first week of July, and I'm hoping to find the hamlet of Tremedden, and this time I am hoping that I will be able to capture the house [with a fairly descent camera] that the Esterbrooks occupied in England before they upped sticks to live in USA.

Whether we will find the Quaker burial ground or not remains to be seen!

I'll keep you 'posted'!

Truffle Finder. :thumbup:

 

It would appear that it has been re-purposed....Tremedden House....i wonder if its inhabitants are aware of its history....

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God is seldom early, never late, and always on time.

~~Larry Brown

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Hi Truffle Finder, it seems that has been some time ago since you last posted, did you find the burial ground?

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No, I haven't yet, but I will be going down that way next week, to celebrate my birthday [4th July!]

Hopefully we will be looking for the burial ground, and maybe the old house [now converted to apartments.]

Truffle Finder.

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No, I haven't yet, but I will be going down that way next week, to celebrate my birthday [4th July!]

Hopefully we will be looking for the burial ground, and maybe the old house [now converted to apartments.]

Truffle Finder.

Liskeard Quaker Cemetery

 

Rick

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What a thrilling report and research, a pleasure to read! Thanks a lot for sharing, Truffle Finder and ANM! I've always had a fondness for classical american pens like Parker or Sheaffer for example but now I would like to try an Esterbrook, too. Somehow they do look straightforward, rugged and nice, IMO.

 

Many thanks again.

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"I hope that 'She' made it up there!"

Just out of interest, who is the 'she' that you are talking about?

If you mean 'me', then yes I did make it to the cemetery, but 'I' am a male!

 

Truffle Finder! [AKA, Henry Simpole!]

 

PS. No, I'm not bothered by it, I just thought I would straighten something out!!!

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I hope she made it up there.

 

 

 

Don't feel bad....I thought he was a she when I first read this thread....roflmho.gif

I later found out that he was anything but a lady.... lticaptd.gif

 

 

God is seldom early, never late, and always on time.

~~Larry Brown

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I hope she made it up there.

 

When I first read this my fleeting thought was that Lorr1e1 was referring to Ms. Jean Esterbrook's current disposition and thinking it was truly sweet of Lorr1e1 to care...

 

Yeah, some days the neurons misfire in some really odd directions. But it makes for interesting living. :)

Not really a scribe, more of a Pharisee...

 

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

-- Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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This is the stuff of legend,books and wonderful movies! Thanks TF and all who fit the puzzle together.

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Truffle Finder

Thanks for your comments EP Tech.

It was my first consideration, when I started to write this story down here, that it was important that Jean Esterbrook should be remembered.

As I've already said, she was an extraordinary lady, and not a little eccentric!

She once told me that she thought that I was an anachronism, she then proceeded to tell me what that meant, [mistake of time, by which something is put in wrong period!] so, I told her that I felt she she was as well! :embarrassed_smile:

She laughed, and admitted that she had to agree! :rolleyes:

Truffle Finder.

PS. It's nice to see that people are still visiting this thread from time to time!

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I have just read Henry's essay -- a second time and about three years later. It improves with age. So does the Pen World article. Thank you, Henry, and thank you ANM.

 

By the way, Henry probably had his lobster dinner at City Island, a part of The Bronx that is more like a New England coastal town than any part of New York City. Not much fishing now, but plenty of sea food restaurants and several boat-yards that build and fit-out expensive yachts.

 

What a fine thought by Jean Esterbrook: "The value of anything that is bought or sold has NO value unless it contains that which cannot be bought or sold, namely the honour and integrity of it's maker."

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